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  Fame Academy's Sinead's 1m record deal
Updated 20 December 2002, 09.56
David Sneddon and Sinead Quinn during the final of Fame Academy
Fame Academy runner-up Sinead Quinn has signed a 1 million record deal.

It's with Mercury Records, who are also be looking after winner David Sneddon's career.

And Sinead's first single I Can't Break Down - which she co-wrote - will be out on 10 February.

It was inspired by her time in the Academy and how difficult things were away from home.

Dream come true

Lemar Obika

Sinead's thrilled: "I'm absolutely delighted. I think it's absolutely brilliant! I have all the people who voted for me to thank for this. It's a dream come true!"

It's reported the 22-year-old former waitress will make five albums with Mercury but they haven't confirmed it.

Mercury have already signed fellow wannabes Malachi and Ainslie.

Soul-boy Lemar, who was voted off Fame Academy during the final is reportedly in talks with record bosses as well.

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